Science of Soft Robots – Interdisciplinary integration of mechatronics, material science, and bio-computing

Achievements

Recent papers

  • [A03] K. Yoshimura, Y. Otsuka, Z. Mao, V. Cacucciolo, T. Okutaki, H. Yamagishi, T. Sato, S. Hashimura, N. Hosoya, Y. Yamanishi, and S. Maeda, “Autonomous oil flow generated by self-oscillating polymer gels”, Scientific Reports, vol. 10, 12834, 2020.
  • [B01] Sumire Ishida-Ishihara, Masakazu Akiyama, Kazuya Furusawa, Isao Naguro, Hiroki Ryuno, Takamichi Sushida, Seiichiro Ishihara, and Hisashi Haga, “Osmotic gradients induce stable dome morphogenesis on extracellular matrix”, Journal of Cell Science, vol.133, 243865, 2020.
  • [B01] Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ryoji Sekine, Shun-ichi Funano, Asako Sato, Núria Taberner Carretero, Miki Ebisuya, and Yo Tanaka, “Vacuum microcasting of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine polymer for stable cell patterning”, BioTechniques, 2020.
  • [A03] T. Yamaguchi, N. Akashi, S. Tsunegi, H. Kubota, K. Nakajima, and T. Taniguchi, “Periodic structure of memory function in spintronics reservoir with feedback current”, Physical Review Research, vol. 2, 23389, 2020.
  • [A03] Z. Mao, M. Kuroki, Y. Otsuka, and S. Maeda, “Contraction waves in self-oscillating polymer gels”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, vol.39, 100830, 2020.
  • [A03] T. Nakajima, T. Yamaguchi, S. Wakabayashi, T. Arie, S. Akita, and K. Takei, “Transformable penumatic balloon-type soft robot using attachable shells”, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2020.
  • [A02] Kumagai, H., Fujie, T., Sawada, K., and Takahashi, K., “Stretchable and High-Adhesive Plasmonic Metasheet using Al Subwavelength Grating Embedded in an Elastomer Nanosheet”, Advanced Optical Materials, 1902074, 2020.
  • [A03] K. Nakajima, “Physical reservoir computing—an introductory perspective”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 59, 60501, 2020.

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Recent international conference presentations

  • [A03,B01] K. Wakamatsu, K. Inoue, D. Hagiwara, H. Adachi, D. Matsui, S. Kurumaya, R. Nishihama, M. Okui, K. Nakajima, Y. Kuniyoshi, and T. Nakamura, “Mixing State Estimation of Peristaltic Continuous Mixing Conveyor with Distributed Sensing System Based on Soft Intestine Motion”, Proceedings of 2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), pp. 208-214, 2020.
  • [A03] R. Sakurai, M. Nishida, H. Sakurai, Y. Wakao, N. Akashi, Y. Kuniyoshi, Y. Minami, and K. Nakajima, “Emulating a sensor using soft material dynamics: A reservoir computing approach to pneumatic artificial muscle”, Proceedings of 2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), pp. 710-717, 2020.
  • [B01] M. Kawai, M. Nie, H. Oda, Y. Morimoto, and S. Takeuchi, “3D pocket-shape dermis-equivalent as a skin material for a robotic finger”, 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2020), pp. 340-341, 2020.
  • [B01] Y. Ishii, Y. Morimoto, A. Shima, and S. Takeuchi, “Formation of micro-size perfusion channels in mm-thick muscle tissue”, 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2020), pp. 456-458, 2020.
  • [B01] B. Jo, M. Nie, A. Shima, Y. Morimoto, and S. Takeuchi, “Micro tissue assembly for co-culturing 3D skeletal muscle and adipose tissues”, 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2020), pp. 459-460, 2020.
  • [A03] S. Wakabayashi, T. Yamaguchi, T. Arie, S. Akita, and K. Takei, “Out-of-plane flexible electronic whisker array”, 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2020), 2020.
  • [A03] T. Yamaguchi, T. Arie, S. Akita, and K. Takei, “Wearable and flexible heart pulse sensor integraetd with a soft pump and actuator”, 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2020), 2020.
  • [A01] N. Yamada, S. Shigaki, M. Shimizu, H. Ohashi, T. Umedachi, T. Ogura, and K. Hosoda, “Electroantennography Measurement by Printed Electronics Electrode”, 2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), 2020.

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Recent international invited talks

  • [A02] Koichi Suzumori, and Hiroyuki Nabae, Kinji Asaka, Tetsuya Horiuchi, “Applying IPMC to soft robot”, APIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII, 2020.
  • [A02] Fujie, T. , “Emerging Flexible Devices for Advanced Healthcare and Medicine”, The 3rd Japan-Russia Joint Forum for Education and Research, 2020.
  • [A02] Fujie, T. , “Ultra-Flexible Nanofilms for Bio-Integrated Device & System,”, Materials Research Meeting 2019 (MRM2019), 2019.
  • [A03] Kuniharu Takei, “Macroscale flexible sensor sheets”, SEMI Taiwan: Flextech seminar, 2019.
  • [B01] Yo Tanaka, “Fusion of life and machine to create novel principle devices”, 30th 2019 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2019), 2019.
  • [A01] Ryuma Niiyama, “Introduction to Soft Robotics”, 30th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS), 2019.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda, “Toward flexible movement of soft robots: the possibility of ultraflexible/stretchable electronic devices”, 30th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS), 2019.
  • [A03] Kohei Nakajima, “Towards a novel information processing scheme for soft robots”, 30th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS), 2019.

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Recent awards

  • [A02] Hiroyuki Nabae:  “SICE International Young Authors Award for IROS2019,” IROS 2019, 2019.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda: “RIKEN Eiho Award for year of 2018”, RIKEN, 2019.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda : “CEMS Research Award”, RIKEN CEMS, 2019.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda : “Young Scientist Award for year of 2019”, MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), 2019.
  • [A03] Yu Hirano: “Student Encouraging Prize”, Information Processing Society of Japan, 2019.
  • [A03] Takeshi Kobayashi : “Student Encouraging Prize”, Information Processing Society of Japan, 2019.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda: “RIKEN The 4th Industry Partnerships Incentive Award (RIKEN Oubu Award)”, RIKEN, 2019.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda : “RIKEN The 10th Research Incentive Award (RIKEN Oubu Award)”, RIKEN, 2019.

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